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Golf at Madden’s


Experience the #1 Resort in the Midwest

Located on a 1,000 acre peninsula in the heart of the Brainerd Lakes Area, Madden’s on Gull Lake has been providing award-winning golf and accommodations to guests for over 90 years. Guests enjoy water activities on over 2 miles of lakeshore, 4 golf courses, tennis, croquet, and pickleball courts, bicycle rentals, a kids’ activity program, and renowned “Madden’s” hospitality. Come see why Madden’s was ranked #53 Best Resort in the World (2013) and #1 Resort in the Mid-Atlantic and Midwest (2021) by Condé Nast Traveler. 


The Classic Tour Hole 1 at Madden's Resort in Minnesota

Experience a True Classic

The Classic at Madden’s

Consistently rated in America’s Top 100 Greatest Public Courses and given 5 Stars by Golf Digest, The Classic at Madden’s is a state- and nation-wide must-play course. The Classic works flawlessly together with towering oaks and northern Minnesota beauty to provide a natural, tranquil and traditional golf experience that is truly unmatched. Celebrating 25 years of Classic golf this season!

maddens golf course and resort from above

Play MN's Only Par 6

Pine Beach East

Home to a 618-year Par 6, the only of its kind in Minnesota, Madden’s Pine Beach East golf course continues to get better with age. The traditional charm of this 1926 course has remained intact through improvements like rebuilding of the greens, refined bunkering, and Scots-approved natural fescue grass adornments, making this a must-play course!

Take on the Owner's Challenge

Pine Beach West

Seven par threes of properly varying distances combine with two challenging par fives, and a host of tempting par fours, to offer a sub four-hour crash course in the game of golf. All 14 clubs in your bag will get their exercise, as will your judgment and savvy. Take on the Owner’s Challenge! Our faculty of golf professors is so confident you will enjoy your education, they offer a complete tuition refund for a round that breaks par.

The Social 9 at Madden's on Gull Lake

Find Family Fun on the Fairways

The Social 9

This Par 3 course is the perfect way to introduce young players to the game, play a warm-up game, or get the whole family in on a quick, fun round. Plus, enjoy sparkling views of Gull Lake as you play.


Level Up Your Golf Game

Golf Instruction

Madden’s team of highly qualified professional instructors are Class A PGA Pros, and they are here to help you take your game to the next level.  Offering include one-on-one instruction utilizing Trackman technology, weekly clinics, weekly social golf nights, junior golf, and more.

Golf Villas

Stay & Play Your Way

Custom Golf Packages

Madden’s golf packages can include lodging, golf, breakfast, and more. Book on an existing package, or contact us to design a custom golf package for your or your golf group of any size.

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